Mental health and housing
29 June 2017
DescriptionHousing teams dealing with housing management often struggle to understand mental illness, personality disorders and learning disability. This full day workshop aims to increase understanding of mental illness (including hoarding disorder) and learning disability, the effect on housing and the practical tools and responses available to the housing professional.
- clarify what is meant by personality disorder and the implications for housing providers
- understand psychosis and consider practical helpful responses
- recognising mental illness and learning disability in customers at an early stage
- understanding lessons from serious case reviews e.g. Fiona Pilkington
- the law; an understanding of mental health, safeguarding and equalities legislation in Northern Ireland
- clarify services, assess criteria and interventions related to mental health needs and how to effectively access them, including:
- confidence in using Risk Assessment Matrix to assess vulnerability
- use of Community Care and Mental Health Assessments
- family Intervention Projects
- the Office of Care and Protection
- explore relevant case law
Who should attendThis course is aimed at frontline housing staff including housing management, tenancy sustainment, income recovery and repairs.
Following a successful housing career, with a BA(Hons) in Housing, Jack is principal diversity trainer for (and a Fellow of) the Chartered Institute of Housing. He is an affiliate of the Institute of Equality & Diversity Practitioners. He is also an assessor for various awarding bodies from Level 1 to Level 5 on equality and diversity.
"With a successful social housing background and an understanding of the variety of client groups, I have the proven ability to put theory into real-life customer related scenarios and examples." Jack Moore
Dates & Locations
When: 29 June 2017
Where: CIH Northern Ireland, Carnmoney House, Edgewater Office Park, Belfast, BT3 9JQ